the Subpoena Blues - page 3

Im singing a song called the subpoena blues got one a month ago for a pt 2 yrs ago Today I forgot to show went golfing instead sun was shining now I may need a jailhouse bed... Read More

  1. by   missmercy
    WOW! Who'd-a-thunk things would get so heated over some harmless comments or "dark humor" . Of course, not all lawyers are awful: believe it or not, allmen are not pigs, not all blondes are "dumb", not all mechanics are cheaters, not all nurses are perfect(Gasp!!)....etc. But lets grab a dose of perspective here -- lighten up a little bit... if every person who had jokes or generaizations made about them got this yanked -- our EDs would be EVEN busier!! Life is too short to let someone's off hand comments or light-hearted bantering about a difficult situation freak you out!! Sometimes the jokes are the BEST coping mechanizm we have!! It sure didn't appear to be a personal attack or even a petition to dismantal our countries legal system -- just some frustrated folks venting a little -- with a dash of satirical humor... NO BIGGIE!!!!

    By the way: I wear a lab coat to work ---- should I get mad at whoever the nurse was who has the quote "real nurses don't wear lab coats" NO WAY!!! It's harmless humor -- and I can understand (big time) why it's there -- 'cause there are alot of "skirt nurses" who consider their lab coats as armour against actually working the floor.... sad but true -- so laugh about it and be proud that YOU are not one of the loser lawers, or dead-beat dads, or imperfect nurses...
    Ok, stepping off the soap box now....
  2. by   Gldngrl
    [QUOTE=teeituptom]

    But calling me to testify about a Blood alcohol from a lil over 2 yrs ago is ridiculous.
    /QUOTE]

    And I understand your point...unfortunately, if there's a backlog of cases and continuances, etc. the cases can take a long time and that's usually the case in many towns and cities. Believe it or not, prosecutors don't like this either as it's in the best interests of all to expedite matters. It doesn't negate one's duty to testify, regardless of one's feelings about the matter. I will take your other statements as samples of your witty humour on display...
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Uh oh!

    Hope everything works out ok!
  4. by   RNin92
    [QUOTE=Gldngrl]
    Quote from teeituptom

    But calling me to testify about a Blood alcohol from a lil over 2 yrs ago is ridiculous.
    /QUOTE]

    And I understand your point...unfortunately, if there's a backlog of cases and continuances, etc. the cases can take a long time and that's usually the case in many towns and cities. Believe it or not, prosecutors don't like this either as it's in the best interests of all to expedite matters. It doesn't negate one's duty to testify, regardless of one's feelings about the matter. I will take your other statements as samples of your witty humour on display...
    Gldngrl...I don't think Tom, or anyone else, was suggesting, promoting, condoning, requesting or even hinting at shirking one's legal obligations.

    Relax...it's humor.

    The last person who needs a lecture on duty is the ER nurse who has had to care for the 4 y/o rape victim, the 30 y/o pregnant trauma victim of a drunk driver or the 80 y/o who was beaten and raped. Ok. We understand.

    This forum is nothing more that venting.

    If my family of many (MANY) lawyers is any kind of sample of "legal-humor" we are nothing special here...ok...chill.
  5. by   warrior woman
    I fought the law and the law won..... I fought the law and the LAW WON.
  6. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from Gldngrl
    I'll try to remember the animosity displayed toward attorneys the next time someone requests legal advice on the board or discloses their problems.....
    IMO, this "I'll get you back one day (and your little dog too)" attitude just MAY be a reason that most people don't love lawyers...I have yet to meet one (and I do have "them" as friends) that will let an argument or grudge go. And last time I checked...this was ALLNURSES.com. Now you don't have your occupation listed, maybe you are a nurse attorney, but still I think the OP knows his responsibilities, he is an adult, no need to scold him.
  7. by   Gldngrl
    Quote from RNin92
    Gldngrl...I don't think Tom, or anyone else, was suggesting, promoting, condoning, requesting or even hinting at shirking one's legal obligations.

    Relax...it's humor.

    The last person who needs a lecture on duty is the ER nurse who has had to care for the 4 y/o rape victim, the 30 y/o pregnant trauma victim of a drunk driver or the 80 y/o who was beaten and raped. Ok. We understand.

    This forum is nothing more that venting.

    If my family of many (MANY) lawyers is any kind of sample of "legal-humor" we are nothing special here...ok...chill.
    Since this forum is "venting" as you state, then kindly allow me to vent as well and refrain from telling me to "relax" or "chill". My posts in no way ventured upon hysteria, it was merely a serious reminder to the original poster who stated he forgot to attend court and he stated that this was not the first time...
  8. by   Gldngrl
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    IMO, this "I'll get you back one day (and your little dog too)" attitude just MAY be a reason that most people don't love lawyers...I have yet to meet one (and I do have "them" as friends) that will let an argument or grudge go. And last time I checked...this was ALLNURSES.com. Now you don't have your occupation listed, maybe you are a nurse attorney, but still I think the OP knows his responsibilities, he is an adult, no need to scold him.
    My posting was in no way a threat, it is a reminder to those that say "I hate lawyers...except mine (or when I need one)." OP knows his responsibilities, he simply failed to comply with the court's request and his use of humour does not amuse all. Now, contrary to another stereotype, this member has decided that this debate is no longer productive and so will no longer be argumentative
  9. by   RNin92
    Quote from Gldngrl
    Since this forum is "venting" as you state, then kindly allow me to vent as well and refrain from telling me to "relax" or "chill". My posts in no way ventured upon hysteria, it was merely a serious reminder to the original poster who stated he forgot to attend court and he stated that this was not the first time...
    You are absolutely right Gldngrl...your posts in "no way ventured upon hysteria"...

    Finger pointing...holier-than-thou lecturing...and all around flaming...
    but definetley NOT hysteria.

    I stand corrected.
  10. by   teeituptom
    Yes its not my first time to forget
    But I have worked nights in the ER for so many years
    Picture all the sunpoenas Ive recieved
    wish I had a dollar for every one of them
    I have a bulletin board at home where I keep
    all these supoenas at

    But when I go, I sit around the courthouse all day
    to testify for someone I dont remember
    most court thingees are 2 and 3 years after the event
    As if Im supposed to remember some drunken bubba or
    bimbo after all that time, RIGHT

    and I dont get paid for this either
    I have to rearrange my schedule
    I have to give up my golf time
    I have to give up time with my family
    To testify on something I can not recall

    That isnt right either

    worst thing is Im on a first name basis with all the deputy servers and investigators.
  11. by   Iam46yearsold
    This is so amusing but unfortunately hits very close to home. I also hate legal blood draws, and other things where I get subpoenaed to court to testify. Interferes with my life. I also hate lawyers.
  12. by   sweetsounds
    Thanks to OP. It distracted me for a while from my anxiety over a missed appointment of my own, one that's going to require some BIG 'splainin'.
    Sorry too, that you are being chastised. I totally understand the night shift thing.
    I thought at first that your reference to having subpoena wallpaper was uproarious; then I realized that you meant you have had the misfortune more than once (or twice!) Again, my sympathies are with you. Gotta admire how you handled it.
  13. by   Iam46yearsold
    I got a subpoena last night, the curse of ER

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